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Product Development Engineering

East Haven, Connecticut, United States
August 30, 2017

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Luis A. Dussan

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East Haven, CT 06512


Cell: 959-***-****


To engage in an opportunity to apply twenty years of experience in product development and design, within the manufacturing industry.


Excellent managerial and organizational skills to effectively delegate and motivate resources

Successfully managed multiple Research and Development labs.

Management experience with a diverse range in the manufacturing industry

In a team environment, assisted in designing and developing four new Endo Mechanical products

Creative problem solving skills, and the ability to influence team members to achieve corporate goals and departmental KPI’s

In-depth knowledge of FDA, ISO 9000, 9001:2008, 13485:2003, TUV, State and Federal EHS requirements


Medtronic (formerly Covidien and United States Surgical Corporation) - North Haven, CT

The world’s largest leader in medical technology, generating over $20+ billion in annual revenue in 2015. Medtronic has expertise in a range of therapeutic areas, including heart and vascular diseases, diabetes, neurological disorders, and spinal conditions.

Product Development Engineer/R&D Lab Manager July 2002- July 2016

Managed four R&D Labs for new product development to include:

Resource management trained and supervised 20 R&D personnel

Metrology, calibration, and preventive maintenance of all equipment and gauges

. Ensure lab is compliant with FDA and TUV regulations collaborated in launching new developed products

Trained customers on proper use of new products

Conceptualized and designed new products per customers’ specifications in a team setting

Identified and documented functional requirements

Validated and verified designs to ensure compliance and customer specifications

Ensured smooth transition from development to manufacturing

Ensured project remained on schedule

Performed reliability and product acceptance tests

Transferred product lines from U.S. to Puerto Rico and International sites

Soldering PC boards wire stripping heat wires and connectors.

Manufacturing Supervisor May 2001-July 2002

Managed team resources including 9 team leaders and 90 line personnel across multiple production lines.

Created, revised, and implemented standard operating procedures

Ensured compliance with FDA, ISO, and TUV regulations

Implemented Total Quality Management through regular meetings with Quality Control and line personnel

Responsible for job training and work adjustment programs designed to improve job performance

Ensure scheduling requirements were met

Collaborate with Engineering to make changes or improvements to existing products

Participated in cost-savings initiatives

Engineering Technician May 1999-May 2001

Assist Engineering with building production batches

Ensure production and quality requirements were met

Maintain Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory and metrology

Develop bill of materials for new product codes

Production Operator March 1995-May 1999

Programmed CNC machines

Collected and analyzed data from work orders using SPC


South Central Community College, Business Administration, New Haven, CT


North Haven Technical School, North Haven: Certified Technician May 1984


Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SAP, Agile


Read, Write, and fluent in Spanish

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